After graduation from Harvard, Friedman was accepted into the PhD program in molecular biology at UCLA under a grant from the National Cancer Institute and then into UCLA’s School of Medicine. As a fine artist, Friedman has been represented at Robert Berman Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Los Angeles since 1999. His art, ranging from representational pastels to acrylic-under-acrylic poles has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has entered major collections around the world. His writings include over 200 works of philosophy; six collections of lyric poetry; the play, A Passion of the Mind (1980); and the philosophical narrative poem, The Books of Joshua (2008). His output has also included such unconventional forms as the beachbook, T Lite Book by the Sea, in 5000 tea-lights adjacent to Santa Monica Pier in 2009 and the skybook, Proving God in Worlds from Even to Odd, over Huntington Beach, CA, in 2010. His solo show, Phalaris’s Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World, premiered the 2015-16 Winter Season at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row in NYC.
Phalaris’s Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World
“Phalaris’s Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World” is the story of a philosopher’s quest for a solution to all of life’s problems. A solution based not on belief or faith but on logical rigor. A solution to what Einstein called “the riddle of the great big world.”